We bring together talent and expertise from across the University of Minnesota to use stem cell biology to advance regenerative medicine therapies for devastating disorders and to provide education and training for the stem cell scientists of tomorrow.

Our Research

We depend on the variety of knowledge and expertise from faculty and departments across the University and beyond to pursue the collaborative goal of using stem cell technology to change the practice of regenerative medicine.

SCI scientists are making progress in finding treatments for spine and brain injury, heart damage, vision loss, diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer, and the need for organ and skin replacement. 


Our Education Programs

The bioscience and medical industries and academic research programs need intelligent, engaged, well-trained talent to fill jobs in the rapidly expanding field of regenerative medicine. The Stem Cell Institute prepares students who are ready to meet this need and who are eager to move the next generation of research forward. Learn more about our graduate programs:


Weekly Research Conference

Stem Cell-Derived Human Epithelial Modeling Studying Aging and Regeneration

Mei Bigliardi-Qi, PhD
Director, Neuro-Epithelial Lab
Department of Dermatology
University of Minnesota

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:00pm
Temporal Specification of Forebrain Circuitry

Corey Harwell, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Visit Host:  Timothy Monko, T32 Trainee

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 4:00pm
Hippo Signaling in Heart Regeneration

James Martin, MD/PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Cardiomyocyte Renewal Lab
Texas Heart Institute
Houston, TX
Visit Host:  Daniel Sorensen, T32 Trainee

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:00pm